The new 5G Broadcast transmission standard offers numerous advantages

A single data stream is distributed via a high-tower high-power (HTHP) transmitter to all end devices in the coverage area. With mobile communication networks, in contrast, an individual data stream must be sent for each end device. 5G Broadcast can take the load off mobile communication networks during large live broadcasts and offer a high level of reliability.

Other advantages compared to the existing distribution options are:

  • 5G Broadcast enables linear television on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
  • This means that an unlimited number of users can be reached simultaneously – there is no excessive network utilization and loss of quality as with streaming.
  • Broadcasters can continue to reach their customers directly, cost-effectively and without discrimination.
  • TV and radio can be received on 5G Broadcast compatible mobile devices without a SIM card; a user contract with a mobile network operator is not necessary.
  • Consumption of linear TV or radio services does not consume any data volume of mobile contracts.
  • The new transmission standard can off load other mobile communication networks during live broadcasts of major events.
  • 5G Broadcast has a far-reaching potential for the media industry, such as for in-car entertainment in self-driving cars.
  • A stand-alone 5G Broadcast network ensures transmission of information to TV, radio and mobile devices in the event of a catastrophe or crisis.

News about 5G Broadcast

Start of mobile 5G broadcast measurements by ORS in Vienna

5G Broadcast Testbed Vienna: Mobile measurements have been started

In mid-July, the first mobile measurements of the 5G Broadcast trial have started in Vienna with a novel measurement vehicle developed by the ORS. The goal of the trial is to investigate possible transmission capacities under various everyday situations.

5G broadcast trial starts end of March 2020

Michael Wagenhofer (ORS CEO) gives an outlook in the EBU tech-i magazine on the 5G Broadcast trial operation in Vienna starting at the end of March 2020.

VIDEO & e-Booklet: The future of broadcasting in the age of 5G

5G is the future – this is the broad consensus. But what role does broadcasting play when a separate global uniform standard is available with 5G Broadcast?
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5G Broadcast test gets regulatory go ahead

The Austrian Communications Authority KommAustria approved the ORS pilot project that is based on the mobile transmission standard 5G.